a plant for all seasons

Wanting a 6ft - 7ft narrow yet thick tree or shrub which will grow in a large pot - evergreen. Asking too much? Aware hedging, Escala etc may do the trick - wanting to create a bit of a 'wall of trees' for privacy.

Bamboo the way to go - clumps type? - best bamboo which will grow fast?

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,875

    Or Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’, or Nandina Domestica.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • royd63kroyd63k Posts: 63

    nandina domestica is beautiful

  • Don't plant Bamboo!  You'll spend the rest of your life digging it up.

  • royd63kroyd63k Posts: 63
    Nandina domestica is not bamboo it is a Berberis?
  • royd63kroyd63k Posts: 63
    So a good substitute
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,875

    It's not a Berberis, it's a Nandina. Bob didn't mean bamboo was Nandina. He was replying to garjobo.

    My daughter has a hedge of bamboo, quite tall, between her lawn and her fence. She says when it grows in her lawn it just gets mowed, it seems quite well behaved, looks good. Think it's Phyllostachys aurea, but that can run so best to put an underground barrier. But if in pots it shouldn't be a problem, would need large pots though.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • royd63kroyd63k Posts: 63

    nandina domestica is a member of the Berberis family.

    Yes I knew who he was replying to

    Roy

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,875

    I've had my Nandina for over 10 years in alkali soil, it's fine. The RHS says acid, alkali or neutral soil and you can grow it in chalky soil.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    I wont argue with the ladiesimage

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